Plagiarism Bad. Very Bad. Isn’t It?

At a “professor-packed” session of the American Historical Association’s meeting in Chicago over the weekend, plagiarism was the hot topic. “Almost everybody thinks that something ought to be done about it, but almost nobody agrees with anybody else about just what that something ought to be. And – oh, yes – there’s also that annoying bugaboo of defining just what truly constitutes plagiarism.”